Post # 1
Many years ago, part of our Christmas family games was to find something we didn’t want to keep anymore, and have a gift exchange. I ended up with this from my mom’s younger brother (sorry about the flash):
I immediately thought the two birds kissing were cute ! My uncle asked me if I knew what it was ? I said no, and he told me ”this was your parents’ caketopper when they got married”.
10 years ago, I never thought I’d get married one day, so the caketopper has been sitting on my nightstand as a piece of decoration ever since. And I’ve never given it a second thought until yesterday, when I noticed it and remembered what it was. I thought it would probably be a sweet surprise for my parents to incorporate their caketopper into my own wedding, but here’s the problem: we won’t have a cake ! We don’t have enough money to get one.
Athough it looks white, the caketopper is actually ivory.
Our wedding is in winter and our theme (decor inspiration) is freely inspired by the movie Chronicles of Narnia. Our centerpieces will mock-up these :
So our colours are mainly silver, black and white, and we will add some purple as an accent colour.
Any idea on how I could incorporate the caketopper into the decor ?
Post # 3
Will you have a sweetheart table? You could work it into the centerpiece where you sit for dinner.
Post # 4
I think it could be cute at a sign in/gift table. It kind of even fits in with your theme, as the birds are anthroprmorphic in nature.
Post # 5
@NauticalDisaster: They are a little small but you could pretend they are the Birds of the Morning- the large white birds that fly from the sun and present fire berries.
Are you having a sweetheart table? They would be perfect there.
If not, you could display them next to the guestbook or on the gift table.
Is it totally out of the question to have even a small layer cake from a grocery store bakery?
You could have that on the sweetheart table with your parents
' cake topper. Im sure it would be very sentimental for them. You would just have to insert 3 or 4 dowels in the cake to support the weight of the cake topper if it is heavy.
Post # 6
We won’t have a sweatheart table, we’re doing head table (with our parents only at the table). It will be the only rectangular table as well, facing the room.
I thought about the gift table/guestbook table, but as PP said the caketopper is a bit small. We’re having a cardbox though. But I don’t know if it will be weird to decorate it with the birds. And while I’ve seen many vintage decors with cages as cardboxes, I’m not sure I like having birds + cage side by side. It’s one I’m willing to craft, though. But I don’t know how to aesthetically incorporate the birds.
@julies1949: if we have money left at the end, I was thinking about a plain, white, off-the-grocery cake (or house cake if somebody I know is good at it). Since it’s going to be a small cake, I thought about putting this Christmas village lantern I found at the Dollar store on top, as a way to refer to Narnia, hehe ! It needs AAbatteries but we could find a way to dissimulate it.
Post # 7
Use it on the head table, then, esp since your parents will be there!
Post # 8
@NauticalDisaster: Can you just set it on the cake table? We didn’t put our topper on the cake, just had it sitting on the table amongst candles and flowers.